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Tutorial: Blue-Red Greyscale by rocketlaunch Tutorial: Blue-Red Greyscale by rocketlaunch
I will be using Photoshop CS2 for this tutorial.

TO USE THIS AS AN ACTION, CLICK "DOWNLOAD".

1. Go to image > mode > greyscale, to convert your image to black and white. now go to image > mode > RGB colour, as you'll need to add colours later.
(Don't just desaturate it, it reduces image quality!)

2. Duplicate your background layer and set it to screen at 40%.

3. Go to layer > new fill layer > solid colour, type in #2F466C and click OK. Set that layer to soft light at 100% opcaity.

4. Do the same as above, but type #360D0D in instead. Set that layer to lighten at 100% opacity.

5. Duplicate your background layer again, and drag it to the top. Set it to screen at 50%.

6. Go to layer > new adjustment layer > selective colour, select "relative" and fill this in:
Whites: -14, -8, +33, -6
Blacks: -25, -13, +5, +8
Set this layer to 50% opacity.

7. Go to layer > new fill layer > solid colour, type in #F4DEAA and click OK. Set that layer to multiply at 47% opcaity.

8. Go to layer > new adjustment layer > hue/saturation, select "red" from the drop-down list and set saturation to -30.

9. Go to layer > new adjustment layer > brightness/contrast and fill this in:
Brightness: +2
Contrast: +5

Now merge the layers and you're done!

Photo: Conor Oberst, Bright Eyes
Found on the internet (last.fm). All credits go to the photographer. I am not claiming this as my own, I am simply using it for a reference.
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sheepcounter Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
hey, i really like ur tutorial! but i don't how to do step 6.
can't find "layer > new adjustment layer > selective colour, select "relative""
:( need for help! <3
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thenativeson Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
Great effect... easy to follow tut!
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betty-bo00op Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
thanks dear ..~ :flowerpot:
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leox64 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
Great tutorial
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claustrophobias Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Conor Oberst!
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DonAndolini Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
great work rocketlaunch,
i did it myself, easy, clear & really useful.

thnx,
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GloomyFaerie Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
that's hat i was looking for!
thanks!
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Nayuta Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010   Photographer
Amazing tutorial ^O^!
I use it almost always! *-*
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x--Mannequin Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
Best photoshop tutorial yet :D
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sarahPSYCHOxgcx Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
amazing tutorial, it was really helpful :)
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